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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ram Dass

In 1969 I was giving a series of lectures in New York City. Every night, taking the bus up Third Avenue, I got the same extraordinary bus driver. Every night it was rush hour in one of the busiest cities in the world, but we had a warm word and a caring presence for each person who got on the bus.
He drove us as if he were sculling a boat down a river, flowing through the traffic rather than resisting it. Everyone who got on the bus was less likely to kick the dog that evening or to be otherwise hostile and unloving, because of the loving space that driver had created. Yet all he was doing was driving the bus. He wasn’t a therapist or a great spiritual teacher. He was simply being love.
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Supervisory reports



KOIN ACTUALLY COVERED THE UNION SIDE OF THE MAX DOOR INCIDENT


People think I hated my job at Trimet

Well they are all wrong. There was a day that I actually looked  forward to going there. It all ended when Mcfarlane took over with his my way or the highway philosophy.

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (uncensored)

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
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Just a general announcement: TriMet just failed the Americans with Physical Disabilities Act. Nice work on the elevators, assholes.

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Bus driver caught eating behind the wheel rider gets cash

Patty-eating county bus driver draws $100,000 lawsuit - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

And guess who the Director of Transit is down there?
Tim Garling formerly of Trimet
 

ATU colossal failure in NYC

Following the union’s termination of the month-long strike against the city’s ending of job protections, New York City school bus drivers, escorts and mechanics returned to work on Wednesday. Already, the effects of the betrayal by the Amalgamated Transit Union have become evident, with hundreds of workers receiving layoff notices, in what is undoubtedly only the beginning of escalating attacks against the returning workers.
The ATU Local 1181 shut down the strike after the city’s billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg accepted bids from contractors, which excluded the Employment Protection Provision (EPP). This provision, established in a bitter strike in 1979, allowed workers to maintain pay and benefits regardless of which private company won city contracts to operate bus routes.
Using the pretense of a worthless commitment from the city’s Democratic mayoral candidates to “revisit” the bidding process at some time in the future, the Local 1181 leadership called off the strike without even a membership vote. In the meantime, as many as 3,000 of the 8,800 student transportation workers face layoff this June as 1,100 routes are contracted out to the new low-cost bidders who no longer have to hire from a citywide seniority list. The rest face demands for 20 percent wage cuts and other concessions.